Introducing Misty River & First Thoughts Review: 'With You Around'


Upcoming UK Americana band Misty River have released their new single ‘With You Around’.


With You Around’ arrived on August 7th and precedes their album ‘Promises’ which follows on 30th October.




First Thoughts Review:


'With You Around' is a mid tempo, Americana and soul influenced song with a slightly reggae ish guitar strum picking up the beat alongside the percussion. Keys fill out the sound along with rich harmonies. Carmen's gentle vocal style suits this style of song perfectly.


When Carmen and the band recorded 'With You Around' each take felt slightly different, but they decided to go with the recording you hear because they were all relaxed and having fun playing the song together, giving it a unique energy which really excited them all as musicians.


The narrative of 'With You Around' is about that one special person that makes you feel so alive that you light up a room when they are around. That one special person who is so essential in your life that you feel it is important to tell them that you love them, but in this current world crisis, it sometimes means you may never get that chance.


It was really nice and helpful to have the lyrics below provided.


LYRICS

'With You Around'

Put all my secrets on a postcard Once more ride the river of these memories on my own But I have never wanted anything more

These treasures of my own I'll cherish Each one shines so brightly on it's own And though it's said that I have always been a talker Most important things go unsaid

But here's one you know That I never said With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way with you around

That way with you around

I think I've always been an old soul I know you're that way too, sentimental but you know it's true Well let's not say too much tonight Let's just stay here 'till dawn

But here's one you know That I never said With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way with you around

That way with you around

With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way With paradise lost, heaven's found it's always been that way with you around

That way with you around


Written by Carmen Phelan © & ℗ 2020 The Workshop


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About Misty River

Based in London with roots in the West Coast of Ireland and the US, Misty River – fronted by Trinidadian-Irish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carmen Phelan - combine harmonic vocals intertwined with dobro, fiddle and electric guitar alongside song-writing rooted in classic Alt-Country, Roots and Blues.

Misty River’s debut single ‘Take This Dance’ was previously used in Mat Kirkby’s Oscar-winning short film ‘The Phone Call’ starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent, and the band recently released a new live version, recorded at Bob Harris’s Under The Apple Tree Studios in Oxfordshire.


‘With You Around’ is the follow-up to their debut single ‘Take This Dance’, which currently features in the hit Netflix documentary film ‘A Secret Love’, which was produced by Ryan Murphy (Pose, Glee) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Whiplash).



“There seems to be a real movement towards this authentic, old-fashioned, traditional bedrock of music amongst artists and Misty River are part of that now,” comments Baylen Leonard, Country & Americana DJ on Radio 2/BBC Radio London/Country Hits and curator of The Long Road Festival. “There’s a huge community around Americana, Country and Roots music and though the music that Misty River makes can sit in other genres, it sits comfortably in all those places as well. I absolutely love Iris Dement and there is something, I think, in Carmen's voice that's a bit Iris Dement.”

Further details of Misty River’s debut album ‘Promises’ will be announced shortly.


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